CliffsNotes on Rand s Atlas Shrugged

CliffsNotes on Rand s Atlas Shrugged
Author: Andrew Bernstein
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780544179752
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Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Atlas Shrugged is your guide to author Ayn Rand's masterpiece, an impassioned defense of the freedom of man's mind. She shows that without the independent mind, our society would collapse into primitive savagery. Delve into the post-World War II historical context of Atlas Shrugged and the modern implications of its conclusions. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 1088
ISBN: 9781101137192
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Release: 2005-04-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9780143194620
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Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: Penguin Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special afterword by Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand’s own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero—and about those who try to destroy him.

CliffsNotes on Rand s The Fountainhead

CliffsNotes on Rand s The Fountainhead
Author: Andrew Bernstein
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780544181564
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Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Fountainhead explores the modern classic that made Ayn Rand famous. The book carried forth the author’s anti-communist ideals and conviction that individuals should not allow their lives to be dominated in any way by the beliefs of others. Following the story of architect Howard Roark as he attempts to achieve success on his own terms, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on the author, including a look at the philosophy she termed “Objectivism” Introduction to and synopsis of the book In-depth analyses of a broad cast of characters Critical essays on the author’s writing style and more Review section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics and practice projects ResourceCenter with books, film and audio recordings, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledge Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Anthem

Anthem
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 123
ISBN: 9781613103654
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Release: 1946
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a future world, only one man dares to think, strive, and love as an individual in the midst of a paralyzing collective humanity.

CliffsNotes on Rand s Anthem

CliffsNotes on Rand s Anthem
Author: Andrew Bernstein
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780544179554
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Release: 2001-03-07
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Anthem is an excellent introduction to Ayn Rand’s philosophy of human nature. The novella’s theme and central conflict—the individual versus the collective—is an important element of her moral and political philosophy. This study guide will help you understand the story of Anthem which takes place in an unnamed Communist- or Facist-like dictatorship of the future. Meet the hero, Equality 7-2521, a brilliant young man who yearns to be a scientist but is held back by a government that fears his intelligence. Your grasp on this novella will be strong with these features that help you study: Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A ResourceCenter full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

We the Living

We the Living
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 464
ISBN: 1101137665
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Release: 2009-05-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ayn Rand's first published novel, a timeless story that explores the struggles of the individual against the state in Soviet Russia. First published in 1936, We the Living portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own happiness. It tells of a young woman’s passionate love, held like a fortress against the corrupting evil of a totalitarian state. We the Living is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the Red banners and slogans. It is a picture of what those slogans do to human beings. What happens to the defiant ones? What happens to those who succumb? Against a vivid panorama of political revolution and personal revolt, Ayn Rand shows what the theory of socialism means in practice. Includes an Introduction and Afterword by Ayn Rand’s Philosophical Heir, Leonard Peikoff

Quicklet on Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged CliffNotes like Book Summary

Quicklet on Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged  CliffNotes like Book Summary
Author: Jason Stewart
Pages: 39
ISBN: 9781614647812
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Release: 2011-12-20
Editor: Hyperink Inc
Language: en

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ABOUT THE BOOK It's not surprising that one of the of the twentieth century's most enduring and controversial figures, Ayn Rand, produced one of the twentieth century's most enduring and controversial books, Atlas Shrugged. In the novel's fifty-plus years of existence, Atlas Shrugged has been both lauded and vilified, credited with creating a new paradigm of social and political thought by supporters and denounced by detractors as a re-hashed, reactionary appeal to selfishness and greed. Rand, in the course of her life as a writer, intellectual and political theorist, embraced all of these labels, whether from critic or supporter alike. Fittingly, her novel is infused with the same elusive qualities. Whether loved or hated, it is because of this clash of ideas that Atlas Shrugged has endured to take its place with the important novels of the last century. MEET THE AUTHOR Jason Stewart is San Francisco area public relations/marketing professional with degrees in Political Science and Comparative Religion. He writes two semi-regular blogs at www.criticstudio.com. His short fiction has appeared on-line and in print and his first novel 'The Eyes of the Stars" will be released in late 2012. Follow him on: Twitter: @sabbathsoldierFacebook J. Malcolm Stewartemail jason@criticstudio.com

So Who Is John Galt Anyway

So Who Is John Galt  Anyway
Author: Robert Tracinski
Pages: 308
ISBN: 1694291782
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Release: 2019-09-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ayn Rand's masterwork, Atlas Shrugged, is a rich and complex novel with an intricate plot in which dozens of moving parts mesh together and many minor themes are woven in amongst the novel's big philosophical issues. This is a guide to the literary, historical, and philosophical significance of Atlas Shrugged, offering deeper insights for those who are new to the novel as well as new observations for longtime fans. Find out, for example, the real-life parallels to characters and events in Atlas Shrugged; how the novel's plot seems to be opposite from that of Ayn Rand's previous bestseller, The Fountainhead; what Ayn Rand has in common with the epic poets Homer and Hesiod; how Atlas Shrugged is both a historical novel and futuristic work of science fiction; how Ayn Rand was a philosopher in the tradition of the Enlightenment; why Atlas Shrugged is not a political novel; why all an Ayn Rand hero really wants is love; and the question posed in the title: the key to the mysterious figure of John Galt and the meaning of one of the most famous questions in literature, "Who is John Galt?"

Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged
Author: Edward W. Younkins
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781317176565
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Release: 2016-04-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since its publication in 1957 Atlas Shrugged, the philosophical and artistic climax of Ayn Rand's novels, has never been out of print and has received enormous critical attention becoming one of the most influential books ever published, impacting on a variety of disciplines including philosophy, literature, economics, business, and political science among others. More than a great novel, Atlas Shrugged is an abstract conceptual, and symbolic work that expounds a radical philosophy, presenting a view of man and man's relationship to existence and manifesting the essentials of an entire philosophical system - metaphysics, epistemology, politics and ethics. Celebrating the fiftieth year of Atlas Shrugged's publication, this companion is an exploration of this monumental work of literature. Contributions have been specially commissioned from a diversity of eminent scholars who admire and have been influenced by the book, the included essays analyzing the novel's integrating elements of theme, plot and characterization from many perspectives and from various levels of meaning.

Atlas Shrugged Sparknotes

Atlas Shrugged Sparknotes
Author: SparkNotes,Ayn Rand
Pages: 101
ISBN: 1411469437
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Release: 2014-02-04
Editor: SparkNotes
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this title offers students what they need to succeed. It provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols, a review quiz and essay topics. It is suitable for late-night studying and paper writing.

Objectivism in One Lesson

Objectivism in One Lesson
Author: Andrew Bernstein
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9780761843603
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Release: 2008-09-12
Editor: University Press of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the millions of readers who love Ayn Rand's novels and who seek to understand her revolutionary philosophy of Objectivism, there has not been available a simple and concise introduction to her thought. Objectivism in One Lesson is that book. In layman's terms, using vivid examples, Andrew Bernstein clearly explains the brilliant ideas that animate the conflict and characters of Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged. This is the definitive introductory text to the rational philosophy that will transform the world.

The Romantic Manifesto

The Romantic Manifesto
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781101137727
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Release: 1971-10-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned book, Ayn Rand throws a new light on the nature of art and its purpose in human life. Once again Miss Rand eloquently demonstrates her refusal to let popular catchwords and conventional ideas stand between her and the truth as she has discovered it. The Romantic Manifesto takes its place beside The Fountainhead as one of the most important achievements of our time.

Philosophy

Philosophy
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101137703
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Release: 1984-11-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics. According to Ayn Rand, the choice we make is not whether to have a philosophy, but which one to have: rational, conscious, and therefore practical; or contradictory, unidentified, and ultimately lethal. Written with all the clarity and eloquence that have placed Ayn Rand’s Objectivist philosophy in the mainstream of American thought, these essays range over such basic issues as education, morality, censorship, and inflation to prove that philosophy is the fundamental force in all our lives.

Capitalism

Capitalism
Author: Ayn Rand,Nathaniel Branden,Alan Greenspan,Robert Hessen
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781101137697
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Release: 1986-07-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this series of essays, Ayn Rand presents her stand on the persecution of big business, the causes of war, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism. The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major philosophic revolution. Here is a challenging new look at modern society by one of the most provocative intellectuals on the American scene. This edition includes two articles by Ayn Rand that did not appear in the hardcover edition: “The Wreckage of the Consensus,” which presents the Objectivists’ views on Vietnam and the draft; and “Requiem for Man,” an answer to the Papal encyclical Progresso Populorum.

The Virtue of Selfishness

The Virtue of Selfishness
Author: Ayn Rand,Nathaniel Branden
Pages: 173
ISBN: 0451163931
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Release: 1964
Editor: Signet
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds human life--the life proper to a rational being--as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with the creative requirements of his survival, and with a free society. More than 1.3 million copies sold!

Essays on Ayn Rand s The Fountainhead

Essays on Ayn Rand s The Fountainhead
Author: Robert Mayhew
Pages: 349
ISBN: 0739115782
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Release: 2007
Editor: Lexington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this unique study of The Fountainhead, Dr. Robert Mayhew brings together historical, literary, and philosophical essays that analyze the novel's style, its use of humor, and its virtues of productivity, independence, and integrity. The essays make extensive use of previously unpublished material from the Ayn Rand Archives, offering a new collection of material to explore and consider.

Philosophers of Capitalism

Philosophers of Capitalism
Author: Edward W. Younkins
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9780739158821
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Release: 2005-11-10
Editor: Lexington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Philosophers of Capitalism provides an interdisciplinary approach, attempting to discover the feasibility of an integration of Austrian Economics and Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. In the first section of the book, Edward W. Younkins supplies essays presenting the essential ideas of Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, and Ayn Rand. Building upon these essential ideas, the second portion of the book brings together scholarly perspectives from top academics, analyzing Menger, von Mises, and Rand. The third and final section of the book looks toward the future and the possibility of combining and extending the insights of these champions of a free society, emphasizing how the errors, omissions, and oversights made by one theorist can effectively be negated or compensated for by integrating insights from one or more of the others. Featuring a list of recommended reading for the major ideas and theorists discussed, Philosophers of Capitalism is an essential book for both philosophers and economists.

Capitalism Unbound

Capitalism Unbound
Author: Andrew Bernstein
Pages: 133
ISBN: 9780761849698
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Release: 2010
Editor: University Press of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a concise explanation of capitalism's moral and economic superiority to socialism, including America's current mixed-economy welfare state. This volume offers a focused, essentialized, and condensed argument ideal for the layman who admires capitalism but lacking a succinct, accessible explanation of its moral and economic virtues.

Ominous Parallels

Ominous Parallels
Author: Leonard Peikoff
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781101147559
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Release: 1983-06-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ayn Rand chose Leonard Peikoff to be her successor as the spokesman for Objectivism. And in this brilliantly reasoned, thought-provoking work we learn why, as he demonstrates how far America has been detoured from its original path and led down the same road that Germany followed to Nazism. Self-sacrifice, Oriental mysticism, racial "truth," the public good, doing one's duty—these are among the seductive catch-phrases that Leonard Peikoff dissects, examining the kind of philosophy they symbolize, the type of thinking that lured Germany to its doom and that he says is now prevalent in the United States. Here is a frightening look at where America may be heading, a clarion call for all who are concerned about preserving our right to individual freedom.